Vincent’s Christmas Parade celebrates season
Published 11:30 am Monday, November 30, 2015
By JESSA PEASE / Staff Writer
VINCENT— City fire trucks, high school organizations and Santa Claus himself will parade through the streets of Vincent to welcome the Christmas season Dec. 3.
Vincent’s Christmas Parade is an annual event that brings the whole town together to celebrate, and they usually have more than a hundred people in attendance, according to city clerk Joy Marler.
“Between the homecoming parade and the Christmas tree lighting, (the parade) is one of the biggest parts of town,” she said.
At 5 p.m. all the floats, cars and participants in the parade will line up at Vincent High School as dozens of residents line the streets. At 6 p.m. the event begins.
Marler said every resident, business, church and school is invited to participate in the parade. Miss Merry Christmas will have a float in the parade as well as most of the area churches and school organizations.
After the parade concludes at Town Hall, the town hosts a Christmas program. All the guests will be provided with hot chocolate and coffee while they watch performances.
The Vincent High School band and singers will perform holiday numbers and the Church of Vincent will perform “Mary Did You Know?” in sign language, Marler said there will be multiple numbers throughout the evening.
There will also be several opportunities to win door prizes, which Marler said is one of her favorite parts of the evening.
As no Christmas event would be complete without Santa, he and his sleigh will be set up for families to take photos with. Marler said the kids always enjoy meeting with Santa Claus.
“My favorite part is the door prizes because all the little kids love getting prizes, and watching the kids with Santa,” she said.
For more information, visit Townofvincent.com/events.html.